Most of us think of holidays as one of those few days our employer actually pays us to stay home. We all know the big ones: New Year's, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas. And yes, some employers are a little more generous but most likely you'll have no more than 7 days a year that you consider a holiday. Depending on your religious beliefs you may add a few more to that annual list, and find that you're up to a dozen or so.
For a day to be considered a "National Holiday" it needs to be declared so by Congress. And then of course we have the "commercial holidays" that we all love, which in effect are simply days that have become popular over the years. We all love them, but for some of us that just isn't enough. Organizations, corporation, and even loosely connected groups of people can "declare" a day for any reason they choose. Some of these days catch on and become popular with the general population, some remain only recognized by their creator, and some fizzle out and become a mere memory after only a year or two.
The point is - Every day, somewhere someone is celebrating something.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

August 19 ~ National Aviation Day

The anniversary of Orville Wright's birthday (sorry Wilbur I guess you don't count) was proclaimed National Aviation Day in 1939 by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

The Wright brother's famous flight took place on December 17, 1903 in Kitty Hawk, located on the outer banks of North Carolina.  If you live close enough to make this a day trip, you can visit the actual site of this historic event.  For vacationers, North Carolina's Outer Banks are a favorite destination offering beautiful beaches.

Aviation has impacted the world in so many ways, this is a good day to stop and think about the history, advances, and future of air travel.  
Send someone a note today to remind them too... And if today happens to be the birthday of someone you know here is the perfect card for them...

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